Thursday, January 22, 2009

Marriage Lessons from Yosemite Sam

Of course the title to this post may seem quite hilarious, but hear me out before you start laughing your head off.

In marriage, many have a tendency to say things that tear down their spouses. Tempers erupt. Words are unleashed like a starving lion upon unsuspecting prey. Unfortunately, once they come out, you can't put them back in. I have a very sharp tongue at times. It seems almost impossible for me to shut my mouth when I'm angry. So, I had to come up with something fast. I didn't want to hurt my husband. But what could I do? I needed some help, and guess who was there for me with my answer? Yep, Yosemite Sam!

Notice how when he's angriest, nothing comprehensible comes out of his mouth. Instead, he shouts off a ton of akwardly arranged syllables. One day in the middle of a heated discussion, I wanted to say something mean, but pulled a Yosemite Sam instead. My husband and I looked at one another and immediately started laughing. We still laugh when I do that. For some reason, it doesn't yet annoy him, and it genuinely helps me say only something good... or unintelligible. LOL! Try it and see if it won't work.


Mitch said...

I like that a lot. My wife and I have never had an argument, but whenever I get upset about anything at all, I use the term "blankety-blank+, which is also originally from Warner Brothers cartoons.

Lacresha on Writing, Women and Wisdom said...

LOL! I like that.

Vic said...

I can take a lesson from him alright. Come out with all guns blazin. When dat don't work, and it never does with a woman, quietly retreat to a corner cursing under your breath, and then say "Yes, dear."